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Title: Age and sex suicide rates in the Eastern Mediterranean Region based on global burden of disease estimates for 2000
Authors: Rezaeian, M.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: Suicide was estimated to be the 25th leading cause of death in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region in the year 2000. Using data from the WHO global burden of disease project, estimated rates of suicidal deaths were plotted for different sex and age groups. Overall rates of suicide were higher in females than males in age groups 5-14 and 15-29 years. The peak age for suicides among females was 15-29 years [8.6 per 100 000] and for males 60+ years [10.8 per 100 000]. As a proportion of all deaths due to injury, suicides were substantially higher in females than males. Females in high-income countries had the lowest rates of suicide in all age groups and males in high-income countries had a lower rate than males in low- and middle-income countries
Description: 953-960
Keywords: Age Distribution
Sex Distribution
Risk Factors
International Classification of Diseases
Subject: Suicide
ISSN: 1020-3397
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